blueberries

Goodness gracious. It feels like forever since I last posted! It’s been a week — if you know what I mean. Work was super busy, I started with a personal trainer at FIT Richmond, birth-valentine’s day (my birthday + Valentine’s Day) was on Thursday… the list goes on. By the end of the work day, the last thing I wanted to do was sit on the computer and write a blog post, which is why I didn’t. Sometimes you need a little break I guess. With that said, I’ve missed you all. And I promise my review of the Conscious Cleanse and the recipe for the Lime Avocado Tart are coming. PROMISE.

In the meantime, I have a delicious smoothie recipe to share. Although it’s still quite cold in Richmond, I’ve been on a green smoothie kick and I’ve made this smoothie several times over the last few weeks. It’s surprisingly simple but has a great flavor and consistency.

I reluctantly shared a few sips with Isaac the last time I made it and he said it was one of the best smoothies I’ve ever made. There’s something to be said for that because he’s not the biggest smoothie fan.

Blueberry Breeze

Blueberry Almond Breeze Smoothie
 
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I didn't add protein powder to this smoothie but if you need the extra protein, a little protein powder would be a good addition.
Serves: 1
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  1. Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Add more almond milk (if necessary) to get the consistency you like. Top with a little granola and enjoy!

Blueberry Almond Breeze Smoothie

I’m off to a bridal shower (my second of the weekend). I hope you’re having a lovely Sunday!

Almond Breeze

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Frothy

by on December 29, 2009

Before leaving the beach house yesterday morning I had a frothy non-fat cappuccino and a bowl of Kashi go lean creamy truly vanilla oats with blueberries.

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Do you spy my knitting project on the table? I can’t wait to show you all my first “real” knitting project once it’s complete. Any guesses as to what I’m making?

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We drove straight home, I hit up the gym, worked on my knitting and went to bed early. (I’m such an old lady.)

The coolest part is that I wasn’t going to bed early because I had to work this morning! One of the perks of working for an educational software company, at least the one I work for, is that I get off the week between Christmas and New Years. So instead of waking early for the office, I was waking early to meet up with my high school girlfriends for brunch in Northern VA.

I wasn’t starving upon leaving the house but I decided to get a little beverage to tide me over until my first meal of the day.

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Tall, non-fat latte with 1 pump of sugar-free vanilla. Hot, frothy and muy delicioso.

It was v. fun to see all my ladies!! We don’t get to see each other as often as I would like, but we always try to get together around the holidays when everyone has a bit of time off. This year we decided to meet up at the Silver Diner – of course the company was awesome, but the food wasn’t too shabby either.

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I ordered the low fat vegetarian omelette. It came with a sesame bagel, fresh strawberries and a cinnamon sour cream dipping sauce. I strongly dislike sour cream so I wasn’t expecting to like the dipping sauce, but to my surprise, it was sweet, cinnamony and tasted nothing like regular sour cream. I ended up dipping the majority of my strawberries in it and even spreading some on my bagel.

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Overall, this was a delicious and healthy option as far as restaurant breakfasts go.

After gabbing about what we’ve all been up to and filling our bellies, we parted ways. A couple of the girls and I headed to a mall nearby to take advantage of the after-Christmas deals. I wanted to check out Ruehl, however it turns out the store was closed and apparently unbeknownst to me, Abecrombie announced earlier this year that the whole chain will be going out of business. It’s a shame, because although they were expensive they had some quality clothing, bags, and a wonderful perfume (that I currently use everyday). I’m thinking I might need to buy another bottle before their website shuts down! We did get to visit the other store I was interested in though- Martin and Osa, a brand concept developed by American Eagle that targets 28-40 year olds. They had some cute stuff and I ended up snagging two tops that were on sale. Gotta love sales!

I hope everyone had a lovely Monday!

- Brittany

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Good Times

July 19, 2009
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Yesterday was completely fun-filled. There were visits to the James River, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and World Market involved; a great mail surprise, and then a night spent with good friends (and a few drinks). First up we went to the river because neither Isaac nor I have been swimming yet this summer- such a […]

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CAO-POW

July 9, 2009
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It was a delightful little package indeed- I am super pumped to try all these super foods.    Said package contained the Trail Power (tasted for the first time yesterday and the bag is now one bite away from being empty- oh yea, it’s that good) chia seeds!!… CAO–POW Smoothie 1 frozen banana    ¾ cup frozen blueberries 1 Tbsp. nut butter of your choice 1 Tbsp. cacao powder    1 Tbsp. cacao nibs    3 cubes of ice    ¾ cup almond milk Blend all ingredients in a high-powdered blender until smooth.

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I'm Gellin'

June 9, 2009
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See….. Since I’m the type of person who, more often than not , is ready to eat breakfast as soon as my feet hit the ground in the morning, I typically devour my chia oats moments after stirring in the chia seeds, without giving them a chance to really thicken up as much they could. […]

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Another BAD day at the office

July 9, 2008

I would like to tell you that the reason I had another bad day at the office was because I went in to work today and that my laptop didn’t work because of the coffee spillage. Unfortunately, it was a very bad, terrible, no good day because I got laid off work and was asked […]

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